Re: Canadian Cricket Journalism - Errol Townshend
Your contributor to the debate on the standards of cricket in Canada, Errol Townsend, summarises his own piece as factual, honest and informed. To him it might well be and he is certainly entitled to his opinion. However, I'm tempted to describe it's tone as destructive and written in an almost hysterical, even vitriolic manner. Now I have never met Mr. Townsend although he does sound like a very interesting character, but I do support his right to state his opinion in which he obviously passionately believes.
Canadacricket.com has every right to print this. However, I would urge
your editorial board to attempt to balance these comments by seeking that
quality of information and factual evidence that Mr. Townsend espouses
to. By this I mean to attempt, for example, to discover what went wrong
against T and T, especially after a strong performance against Antigua,
and a remarkable show of character against the RoW. It was this performance
against a team captained by Darren Ganga that appears to have upset Mr.
Townsend the most. Was it the wicket? Was it the occasion? If the latter,
what better way to prepare than by testing one's fettle in this relatively
obscure Red Stripe competition. having just watcxhed the Netherlands vs.
Sri Lanka and Bangla Desh vs. New Zealand ODI's, I consider Canada to
be every bit as good as Holland and am confident that Canada will win
her opening match against bangla Desh in WC2003. I think the Mr. Townsend's
criticisms of the wicketkeeper were particularly unfair. He was
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